In this sequel to Father of the Bride, newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad.
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, Stanley Banks learns that his daughter Kay is going to have a baby. When they get the news everyone except Stanley is overjoyed. His wife and grandmother-to-be Ellie broadcasts it everywhere and all Stan can do is worry about the practical things like how his son-in-law Buckley can afford it. Well, having not long ago paid for the wedding, Stanley has no intention of bearing any of the expenses involved. Buckley's parents and Ellie are overjoyed at the news and virtually take over redecorating the young couple's new house. Crisis and false alarms take over their lives and when the child is born, the only person he doesn't seem to like is Stanley. A walk in the park - and absolute panic when Stanley misplaces his grandson - seems to resolve the situation. Written by
The baby is christened "Stanley Banks." It may appear to be a goof that he is not christened "Stanley Dunstan" or "Stanley Banks Dunstan." However, in Roman Catholic and Anglican/Episcopalian baptisms, only the Christian names are used, not the surname. See more »
[Telephone rings at night]
Hello. Buckley, do you know what time it is? It's a quarter to three.
I'm sorry, I didn't realize. Is Kay there?
But of course she, where would she be?
Hello, I'll take this downstairs, hang on
[Puts down the receiver & quietly tiptoes downstairs to hall, then picks up the extension phone]
What do you mean. is she here?
Well, I thought if she were there I could come & pick her up if she were there.
When did she leave? What time did she leave?
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I love the original Father of the Bride. Father's Little Dividend isn't as good, it is a little too short and there is nothing ground-breaking or special really in the story. However, it is still very good and very entertaining, and it is a little more realistic than the original I think. The cinematography and production values are still very promising, and the script is witty. The film is snappily paced and Vincente Minelli's direction is efficient. The acting I have nothing to criticise, Spencer Tracy is wonderful with his comic timing yet never stops to have a warm and loving chemistry with his co-stars. Elizabeth Taylor is also still lovely. Overall, a very entertaining sequel. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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